Top 15 Things You Can Do Today To Prevent Cancer From Striking Tomorrow

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4. Consume Alcohol in Moderation

A review of more than 200 studies by The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism found that excessive alcohol consumption increases the risk of cancers such as oral cancer, cancer of the larynx, cancer of the esophagus, stomach, colorectal cancer, liver cancer, breast cancer, and ovarian cancer. Excessive alcohol contributes to tissue damage throughout the body, as well as DNA changes, which, eventually, lead to cancer. Alcohol actually prevents our DNA from repairing itself. Moderate alcohol consumption, which is two drinks each day for men and one drink each day for women, has been linked to improved health. It is excessive consumption that’s the problem.


5. Limit Red Meat and Avoid Processed Meats

You most likely have heard all the fuss lately about recent research which has proven the link between the consumption of processed meats, such as hot dogs and bacon, and cancer. At NaturalOn, we have been saying this for quite some time. This recent study showed that eating as little as four ounces of processed meats each week dramatically increases your risk of colorectal cancer. Red meat, such as pork and beef, is fine as long as you limit your consumption. Experts recommend consuming no more than 11 ounces per week. Rather than rely on red meat, consume more of healthy fish, poultry, and wild game, such as pheasants, buffalo, or rabbit. You can also try substituting beans or quinoa once or twice a week, such as in the Meatless Monday programs.


6. Get Your Game On!

Getting regular exercise most days will not only reduce your risk of cancer, it also reduces your risk of diabetes, heart disease, and many other types of chronic health problems. Obesity is one of the leading risk factors for several types of cancer. Regular exercise improves the immune system and helps control your weight, as well as keeping your hormones in balance. The National Cancer Institute found that a sedentary lifestyle greatly increases the risk of lung, colon, and endometrial cancer. Get a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate exercise 5 to 6 days each week. You should also limit the amount of time you spend sitting or lying down. If you work a desk job, get up and walk around for just three minutes for every 30 minutes you spend sitting down.

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